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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

YMCA Camp Wa Wa Segowea Wally Waddle and Work Weekend wrap-up!

On this past Mother's Day, the 6th Annual Wa Wa Wally Waddle was held at Vassar Farms in Poughkeepsie.  It was a great day weather wise and runners and walkers alike agreed, it was a fun day!

There was the 100 yard dash, the Kids Mile Run and of course, the 5K.  Congratulations to all the participants!  Wally made an appearance as did some balloon animals and face paintings.  

Josh and Lisa Perks continually put together a top notch event and have made the race a Mother's Day tradition which is getting bigger and better every year.  This year's race raised more than $3000 which will go towards scholarships for Hudson Valley children to attend Camp Wa Wa Segowea!   Thank you Josh and Lisa!

Here's some pictures of the event.

At the registration table-

Wally and some fans.

The kids mile run-

The Main Event!

Pies are always a big attraction!

Thanks to all that came out for camp!

On the next weekend, Smith Park held a very successful Work Weekend.  Seniors, kids and volunteers of all ages and experience, came ready for work on Saturday.  A great amount of items were crossed off the To-Do List and it was called the best work weekend we've had in a long time!  Chili and Grilled Cheese were on the menu for lunch and Baked Ziti, sausage and peppers and onions, garlic bread and a tossed salad were enjoyed for dinner.  A good portion of volunteers stayed over in the cabins including members of the Leo Club from Spackenkill High School in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Thanks again Leo Club members!  All in all, it was a really good weekend!  
Here's some pictures of that-

Keller Cabin is now completely stained!

The Leo Club volunteers from Spackenkill High School

Raymond Cabin got a new roof.

Volunteer Don,  doing some sealing of the lodge.

A lot of manual labor was done!

Enjoying some fishing in the down time.

It was a full house!

 Lots and lots of raking!

Some new lodge lighting!

The next work weekend will be held on June 6th with an Open House on the 7th.  There's still work to do, so if you'd like to lend a hand, let us know!  Contact us at

Hope to see you soon at camp!

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